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If there's one person that Catholics idolize just as much as they do Jesus — and even more so than Pope Francis — it's Our Lady of Guadalupe. On December 12, people all over the world remember that fateful morning in which Juan Diego first saw an apparition of la Virgen de Guadalupe on December 9, 1531. Diego saw la Virgen on the hill of Tepeyac in Mexico, five times in total, and it was then in which she instructed Juan Diego that a chapel be built in her honor. When doubters wanted proof of his vision, la Virgen appeared on Diego's mantel as an imprint made by flowers. Juan Diego was ordained as a saint by Pope John Paul II in the Basilica of Santa Maria di Guadalupe, Mexico City on May 6, 1990. 

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As people celebrate this incredible miracle with festivals and processions, let's take a look at how we honor the Virgin Mary and how she's always by our side 24/7.